Rep Plus is available in two versions, one of which runs under Microsoft Windows and the other under Apple OS X. The Rep Plus data files have the same format aon both platforms and are interchangeable. The user interface for both is as similar as possible so that someone familar with Rep Plus on one platform should be able to use it on the other without difficulty.
The curent version of both operating systems are very defensive in installing new software and will need reassuring that you know what you are doing in asking them to install Rep Plus.
Intalling under Windows
The installation file for Windows can be downloaded by clicking Rep Plus V1.1 Install.exe. When run it takes you through a normal Windows installation dialogue that offers options such as installing desktop and quicklaunch icons. The Rep Plus V1.1 application and support files is installed in the Windows Applications directory and the Rep Plus V1.1 Support directory of example files in your Documents/MyDocuments directory.
Intalling under OS X
The installation file for OS X can be downloaded by clicking Rep Plus V1.1.dmg. When it is downloaded double click on the dmg file to open the disk image. It contains two folders: the Rep Plus V1.1 application folder that you should copy to your Applications folder; the Rep Plus V1.1 Support folder of example files that you can copy to your Documents folder or any other suitable location. The Rep Plus V1.1 folder in your application folder contains the Rep Plus application together with its supporting files — these need to remain in that folder so that the application can access them.
Files created when Rep Plus is first run
Rep Plus looks for scripts and default files firstly in the Rep Plus folder/directory in the Documents/MyDocuments folder/directory, and secondly in the Rep Plus V1.1 folder/directory in the Applications folder/directory. The former is intended for user-created scripts and default files, and when Rep Plus is run it checks whether a Rep Plus folder/directory exists and, if not, creates one that has within it empty GridScripts, GridsScripts, NetScripts, ServerScripts, ServerData, and ServerData folders/directories.
Grids, nets and scripts that a user installs in these directories are automatically accessed by Rep Plus applications. If one the same name and type as a file in the folder/directory with the same name in the Rep Plus application folder/directory it supersedes it. This enables users to override the supplied default grids, nets and scripts without having to edit them so that the originals remain available if needed.
Release notes — latest release V1.1 (1-Jan-2018)
20-May-2015 Rep Plus V1.0
Primarily released for use as a WebGrid Plus server — only manual that for RepServe/WebGrid
WebGrid supports uploads of grid files in all known formats
Rep Plus tracks recently opened files and has an Open Recent option in the 'File' menu
PrinGrid offers a scree plot with Frontier's estimate of the number of significant components
RepGrid offer a grid Synopsis providing a histogram of the distribution of element ratings on each construct and a scree plot with Frontier's estimate of the number of significant components as a principled cognitive complexity measure
RepGrids (used to be RepSocio) offers a comparison of the distributions of the ratings of an element on a construct for two collections of grid having both elements and constructs in common
1-Jan-2018 Rep Plus V1.1
Full release of all Rep Plus functionality with RepGrid, RepGrids, RepNet and RepServe manuals covering new functionality and having increased tutorial content.
RepGrid supports category labels for rating scale intervals, and classes representing Kelly's anticipatory intersections specified as properties which can be construct categories or classes
RepGrids supports batch analysis of selected grids, class grids stratifying populations, histograms of the distributions of ratings of an element on a construct comparing sub-populations by classification, content analysis of grid data using lexical similarity, matches, mode score and Honey/Jancowicz indices as appropriate
RepNet provides much additional functionality including specification of a wide range of link types